Protoform: AMO.1B [PN] Prepare fibres for string-making; prepared fibre (Rby) *am(o,u)

Description: Prepare fibres for string-making; prepared fibre (Rby) *am(o,u)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*8 Note: prepared by rubbing between hands or on thigh.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Kapingamarangi Amu Twirl coconut fibre for making sennit (Lbr)
Niue Amu Strip, string (traditionally refers to tiny strips of coconut husks, fou strings, hair, banana bark, and fibre strips or strings from other plants) (Sph)
Nukuoro Amu Twirl fibres; fibres for making rope or cloth (Crl)
Pukapuka Amo A rolled strand of sinnet (Mta)
Rennellese Amo Make smooth, as strands of string (Ebt)
Samoan Amo Separate inner fibres of a coconut midrib from the outer fibres (Prt)
Takuu Amo Twirl Coconut husk for making sennit (Hwd)
Takuu Amu Roll coconut husk fibres on the thigh for braiding into sennit (Mle)
Tokelau Amo Separated and twisted coconut husk fibres for plaiting sinnet (Sma)
Tuvalu Amo Coconut fibre twisted ready for string-making (Rby)

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